There’s more than one route to becoming a scientist. If you don’t have the grades for our other science degrees, this BSc (Hons) Science with Foundation Year course is the best place to start. Once you’re up to speed, you can choose which science degree to move on to after your Foundation year.
You’ll study biology, chemistry, earth sciences, psychology, sport and exercise science, and health sciences. And develop skills you’ll use throughout your career, from technology to numeracy.
If you want to be a professional scientist, this science foundation degree could be your launchpad.
Gain knowledge of many different scientific principles and practices, and build the skills and understanding to use them
Get hands-on in our labs, assessing the physical effects of polar conditions in our extreme environments lab, working with medical manikins in our healthcare simulation suite, and monitoring ecosystems in our shoreside marine station
Study alongside students from other scientific interests and backgrounds and be taught by academics and guest lecturers with experience in industry and research
Learn how to meet the demands of taking on a science degree at university – including how to conduct fieldwork and write up your findings
After your foundation year
Once you’ve successfully completed your foundation year, the topics and modules you go on to study will depend on the degree course you choose to take.
Bachelor's degrees you could progress onto:
Earth science courses
Geography and environmental science courses
Healthcare and social care courses
Sport science courses
Quick guide to foundation year courses
A foundation year course allows you to:
Explore your options before choosing your Bachelor's degree course
Experience university life and get a taste of the way you'll be taught
Develop the study skills and knowledge you'll need to succeed in your chosen Bachelor's degree